Photo of the Day

a mother and her children covered in dust and napping in Mali
September 24, 2020

Dusty Dreams

This photo of a napping mother and her children in Mali was the cover of the May 1998 issue. Inside was the story of a decades-long drought and its effect on this nomadic people—just one result of our ever-warming world.
Photograph by Joanna B. Pinneo, Nat Geo Image Collection

Go Further

Subscriber Exclusive Content

See how NASA’s new Mars rover will explore the red planet

Why are people so dang obsessed with Mars?

How viruses shape our world

The era of greyhound racing in the U.S. is coming to an end

See how people have imagined life on Mars through history